Check Disk keeps running on startup

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Hello! I just want to know how to manually disable CHKDSK from running upon startup? I know this command scan  and repair my hard drive for any possible errors. But this is totally disturbing if it stuck whenever I open my computer. I never been delinquent when in terms of taking care of my personal things, my computer never had any problem for the past years. Although sometimes some of my programs hangs without knowing what causing it to stop. But I do manual scanning for viruses each and every time. I open my computer, so I don't really know what's interrupting my system to run like this. I never had any computer crashes moment and all my softwares and drivers are up to date.

I did a series of disk clean up, then a defragmentation but none of them works so far. When I run into safe mode, everything is running smoothly. The CHKDSK window are not appearing upon starting my computer. I search on the web and found some softwares that can fix my problem, but I'm not quite sure if these all are legal, or it will just add a great damage to my system. By the way, my computer runs with Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 32-Bit Operating System.  How can I test my hard drive for failures and errors?

Checking file system on C:

I hope someone here can help me fix this.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #113148

Check Disk keeps running on startup

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You can disable the auto CHKDSK during booting by either accessing the registry files or the MSDOS.SYS file.

Through the registry file you have to go to Start > Run > type “regedt32.exe”. Click the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” and then follow through the following folders: SYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl, then click “Session Manager”. Under the name column, look for “BootExecute” change its value to “autocheck autochk *”. After that you can exit the registry editor then restart your computer.

You can also disable the CHKDSK through opening the MSDOS.SYS file in notepad. It is a hidden file, so make sure you enable the option to view hidden files and folders, in your boot drive (normally in C:). Look for the entry “AutoScan=1”, change it to “AutoScan=0”. If you cannot find the line, then manually add it to the file, then save and restart.

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Answered By 210 points N/A #113149

Check Disk keeps running on startup

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That works! Thanks. But the last time I restarted my computer, and leave it for a while, the chkdsk run again. And I realized that it doesn't really stuck or stop from checking, it just really took some time for it to finish. But even though, even if I waited till it's done, the next time I open my computer, it will start again so I disabled it temporarily. Thanks for helping me.

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